e2e: Direct Access single server setup with mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environment

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Foundation


This article is one in a series of articles on end-to-end configuring and troubleshooting of DirectAccess. For a complete list of the series, see End-to-end configuring and troubleshooting DirectAccess .


This guide provides step-by-step instructions for configuring DirectAccess in a single server deployment with mixed IPv4 and IPv6 resources in a test lab to demonstrate functionality of the deployment experience. You will set up and deploy DirectAccess based on the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration by using five server computers and two client computers. The resulting test lab simulates an intranet, the Internet, and a home network, and demonstrates DirectAccess in different Internet connection scenarios.

Important The following instructions are for configuring a Remote Access test lab that uses the minimum number of computers. Individual computers are needed to separate the services that are provided on the network and to clearly show the desired functionality. This configuration is neither designed to reflect best practices nor does it reflect a desired or recommended configuration for a production network. The configuration, including IP addresses and all other configuration parameters, is designed only to work on a separate test lab network.Attempting to adapt this Remote Access test lab configuration to a pilot or production deployment can result in configuration or functionality issues.